The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 514 560 527
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -33
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 142 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.09% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 51 53
Median daily rate £388 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8646 8141 7058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.75% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5244 4531 3855
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 474 399
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 108 £400 +1.52% 8
Scotland +13 32 £292 -
South East +18 31 £350 -26.31% 2
Renfrewshire - 26 £310 -
Erskine - 26 £310 -
London -28 20 £445 +4.70%
Yorkshire +25 19 £443 +10.48% 2
Hertfordshire +18 15 £494 +59.35%
East of England +16 15 £494 +58.08% 2
West Midlands -8 13 £363 -4.60%
West Yorkshire +9 12 £443 - 2
Berkshire +1 11 £325 +18.18% 1
Telford -32 11 £363 -
Shropshire -34 11 £363 +16.00%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £525 -
Reading - 8 £325 -
Halifax +6 7 £443 -
Hampshire - 7 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £538 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £483 -
South West -4 4 £400 -33.33% 1
Harrow - 4 £420 -
Sheffield - 4 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Leeds -2 3 £498 - 2
North West -2 3 £510 - 1
North East -39 3 £303 -
Tyne and Wear -47 3 £303 -
Bristol - 3 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £303 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 219 (99.10%) F5
2 160 (72.40%) Cisco
3 158 (71.49%) Firewall
4 141 (63.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 118 (53.39%) CheckPoint
6 104 (47.06%) Load Balancing
7 87 (39.37%) Cisco Certification
8 85 (38.46%) BIG-IP
9 83 (37.56%) Juniper
10 69 (31.22%) Cisco ASA
11 67 (30.32%) Network Security
11 67 (30.32%) CCNP
12 59 (26.70%) DNS
13 58 (26.24%) Finance
14 57 (25.79%) Fortinet
15 48 (21.72%) LAN
16 45 (20.36%) WAN
17 43 (19.46%) Blue Coat
18 42 (19.00%) TCP/IP
19 40 (18.10%) Internet
20 38 (17.19%) BGP
20 38 (17.19%) Cisco Nexus
21 34 (15.38%) CCNA
21 34 (15.38%) TippingPoint
22 32 (14.48%) HP
23 30 (13.57%) OSPF
23 30 (13.57%) Network Management
24 29 (13.12%) SSL
25 28 (12.67%) VPN
26 27 (12.22%) ITIL

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (9.50%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.36%) Apache
2 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.45%) JBoss
4 1 (0.45%) nginx
4 1 (0.45%) Node.js
4 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.90%) MS Office
1 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 158 (71.49%) Firewall
2 141 (63.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 85 (38.46%) BIG-IP
4 69 (31.22%) Cisco ASA
5 67 (30.32%) Network Security
6 59 (26.70%) DNS
7 48 (21.72%) LAN
8 45 (20.36%) WAN
9 42 (19.00%) TCP/IP
10 40 (18.10%) Internet
11 38 (17.19%) BGP
11 38 (17.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (13.57%) OSPF
13 29 (13.12%) SSL
14 28 (12.67%) VPN
15 26 (11.76%) HTTP
16 22 (9.95%) MPLS
17 21 (9.50%) DHCP
18 20 (9.05%) Cisco PIX
19 18 (8.14%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.45%) Gitweb
1 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 58 (26.24%) Finance
2 15 (6.79%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.33%) Banking
4 6 (2.71%) Retail
5 5 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.81%) Law
7 3 (1.36%) Local Government
8 2 (0.90%) Back Office
8 2 (0.90%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Games
8 2 (0.90%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 115 (52.04%) Network Engineer
2 33 (14.93%) Security Engineer
3 21 (9.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (8.14%) Consultant
5 17 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (7.24%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (7.24%) IP Engineer
7 15 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (5.88%) Administrator
9 11 (4.98%) Design Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) IP Security Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) Senior Security Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Network Consultant
11 9 (4.07%) Network Design Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Network Specialist
12 7 (3.17%) Security Consultant
12 7 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.71%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.17%) REST
1 7 (3.17%) SOAP
2 5 (2.26%) CSS
3 2 (0.90%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (0.90%) Middleware
4 1 (0.45%) J2EE
4 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.17%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.26%) User Experience
7 3 (1.36%) PKI
7 3 (1.36%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.90%) BBC
8 2 (0.90%) Clustering
8 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.45%) DataPower
9 1 (0.45%) Fintech
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) MPEG
9 1 (0.45%) Replication
9 1 (0.45%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.95%) Unix
2 18 (8.14%) Linux
3 11 (4.98%) Windows
4 7 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) CentOS
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (47.06%) Load Balancing
2 30 (13.57%) Network Management
3 27 (12.22%) ITIL
4 24 (10.86%) Network Monitoring
5 22 (9.95%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (8.60%) ITIL V3
7 18 (8.14%) High Availability
8 17 (7.69%) Change Management
9 16 (7.24%) Data Privacy
10 13 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (4.98%) DDoS Mitigation
11 11 (4.98%) Network Architecture
12 9 (4.07%) Migration
12 9 (4.07%) Network Design
12 9 (4.07%) Performance Management
13 8 (3.62%) Service Delivery
14 7 (3.17%) Problem Management
15 6 (2.71%) Deep Packet Inspection
15 6 (2.71%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 6 (2.71%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.17%) Tcl
2 5 (2.26%) SQL
3 3 (1.36%) Perl
3 3 (1.36%) Python
4 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.90%) C
5 1 (0.45%) AWK
5 1 (0.45%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.45%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) PHP
5 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 87 (39.37%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (30.32%) CCNP
3 34 (15.38%) CCNA
4 24 (10.86%) Security Cleared
5 22 (9.95%) CCIE
5 22 (9.95%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.14%) CCSE
7 15 (6.79%) Degree
8 11 (4.98%) CCSA
8 11 (4.98%) JNCIS
9 10 (4.52%) JNCIP
10 8 (3.62%) CISSP
11 4 (1.81%) CCDP
12 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.90%) CCDA
13 2 (0.90%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.90%) CISM
13 2 (0.90%) ISEB
13 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.90%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (6.33%) ProxySG
2 12 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.07%) Firmware
4 7 (3.17%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.71%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.26%) vSphere
7 1 (0.45%) ACF2
7 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.45%) NFS
7 1 (0.45%) RACF
7 1 (0.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 11 (4.98%) CA Spectrum
3 7 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (2.71%) OPNET
5 5 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.90%) Nagios
7 1 (0.45%) Ansible
7 1 (0.45%) Cacti
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.45%) Graphite
7 1 (0.45%) Graylog
7 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.45%) Icinga
7 1 (0.45%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
7 1 (0.45%) Salt
7 1 (0.45%) StatsD
7 1 (0.45%) Terraform
7 1 (0.45%) vMotion
7 1 (0.45%) zSecure
Vendors
1 219 (99.10%) F5
2 160 (72.40%) Cisco
3 118 (53.39%) CheckPoint
4 83 (37.56%) Juniper
5 57 (25.79%) Fortinet
6 43 (19.46%) Blue Coat
7 34 (15.38%) TippingPoint
8 32 (14.48%) HP
9 21 (9.50%) SolarWinds
10 17 (7.69%) Palo Alto
11 14 (6.33%) CA
12 13 (5.88%) VMware
13 12 (5.43%) Nokia
14 10 (4.52%) Microsoft
15 9 (4.07%) Aruba
15 9 (4.07%) BMC
15 9 (4.07%) Riverbed
16 8 (3.62%) Intel Security
17 6 (2.71%) Oracle
18 5 (2.26%) IBM
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